Monthly Archives: October 2011

Man Who Spilled Treated Waste Cited By Authorities

Authorities have cited an EDS Waste Solutions driver for causing several crashes after spilling some of the contents of his truck on Interstates 70 and 76. Wheat Ridge, Colorado, police say the truck leaked treated waste that created a half-mile slick on the highway. Two motorcyclists who hit the substance lost control of their bikes… read more

Drunk Driving Leads To A Brain Hemorrhage

An Omaha woman was critically injured in a car crash this weekend, suffering a brain hemorrhage and internal injuries. Rachel Richards, 24, was driving in the early morning hours Saturday with passenger Matthew Gilkerson, 21, of Omaha, when she lost control of her car on southbound Abbot Drive, south of Fort Street. Her car went… read more

24 Points For Not Even Speeding

A former skiing star and his 17-year old son went out for a ride on their motorcycles in August and came back home with a cumulative 24 points against their licenses between them. Andy Mill, a resident of Aspen, was taking his son on a ride over Independence Pass when they passed a black motorcycle… read more

Art Therapy Helps PTSD

A new program in Colorado Springs is helping military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder deal with their affliction through one of man’s oldest pastimes: art. Veterans and retired military personnel are getting help from an organization called Military Creative Expressions in art therapy. A veteran named Juliet Madsen was forced to retire after an… read more

Athletic Children Hospital Visits Up 60 Percent

The number of athletic children going to the hospital for concussions is up 60 percent from a decade ago, according to a new federal study. This large hike in the rate of hospital visits is likely due to increased awareness of the dangers of brain injury among parents and educators. This awareness is becoming more… read more

Slick Substance On I-70 Causes Pileup

A slick substance spilled out on I-70 in Denver earlier this month from an unidentified vehicle, causing a multiple vehicle accident. Police say an unknown vehicle, probably a truck of some kind, dumped a “dirt and oily mix” on the highway. The substance caused three motorcycles to go down first. As other vehicles tried to… read more

Attitude Is Everything For Teen With Spinal Injury

A 16-year-old Nebraska high school boy is slowly learning to walk again after a traumatic spinal injury that shattered his 12th vertebrae. Ryan Kile is incredibly optimistic young man. When doctors told his parents that 90 percent of patients with Ryan’s type of injury never walk again, he dismissed it. “I didn’t really think about… read more